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College of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Education

The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy offers comprehensive pharmacy education spanning from preparing undergraduates through the foundational pre-pharmacy program to developing pharmaceutical sciences researchers and practicing pharmacists.

Students seeking a pharmacy career typically start in the two-year pre-pharmacy program, and then apply to the University of South Carolina's Pharm.D. program. It is also not uncommon to have applicants to the Pharm.D. program who have already completed a four-year degree. Each UofSC College of Pharmacy student learns from nationally recognized faculty and participates in immersive experiential training.

Four available combination degree programs enhance students' pharmacy education and post-graduate opportunities by imparting them with highly specialized knowledge and skills in public health, business, information technology, or research.

Post-graduate residency programs are available on the UofSC-Columbia campus and our upstate branch campus, Greenville Health System. Residency and fellowship programs provide students with effective learning experiences that often lead to higher-quality job placement. 

We offer pharmaceutical science degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. level for those interested in the discovery, development and testing of medications or in pharmacy administration. 

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